Transfer watch: Fergie plans a huge clearout... even Rooney isn’t safe
ALEX FERGUSON is planning a huge summer clearout, according to reports. Dimitar Berbatov, Nani, Anderson and Nemanja Vidic could all be sold.
Even Wayne Rooney may not be safe with United prepared to cash in on the striker to ease their mounting debts.
Real Madrid and Barcelona could prepare £70m bids.
United are interested in Fiorentina keeper Sebastian Frey as a potential replacement for Edwin van der Sar. French international keeper Hugo Lloris is another option, while a shock move for Portsmouth’s David James has also been rumoured.
Nani has been touted for a exit as part of an exchange deal for Benfica’s 21-year-old winger Angel di Maria.
Ben Foster is also available for £4m while Frederico Macheda could go to Real Zaragoza or Bologna on loan.
Ferguson could also swoop for Rangers defender Danny Wilson, 18, or Serbian defender Uros Cosic, and may attempt to hijack rivals Manchester City’s move for Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini.
Everton have agreed a deal to sell defender Lucas Neill to Galatasaray for a fee of around £800,000.
Louis Saha could also be on his way out of Goodison Park with Arsenal interested. Marouane Fellaini is reported to have attracted the attention of Chelsea.
Having already tied up a loan deal for the American Landon Donovan, David Moyes is in the hunt for Benni McCarthy, who will be allowed to leave Blackbur n for £2.5m, and Olympiakos striker Matt Derbyshire, for merly of Blackburn.
Chelsea are reportedly interested in Racing Santander midfielder Sergio Canales and Benfica winger Angel di Maria.
Canales, 18, is also being tracked by Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City, while £15m-rated Di Maria has attracted interest from Inter Milan and Man United.
Joe Cole’s faltering contract talks are rumoured to be attracting the attention of Tottenham.
Blackburn are rumoured to be considering a bid for Cardiff midfielder Joe Ledley, and are one of a number of teams reportedly in the hunt for for mer Wigan striker Amr Zaki.
Sam Allardyce is believed to be in talks with Feyernoord forward Andwele Slory over a loan deal and Algerian midfielder Amine Linganzi.
Other targets include Portsmouth’s Nadir Belhadj and Monaco’s Eidur Gudjohnsen, who could be the subject of a £1.8m bid.
A swop deal for Stoke’s James Beattie could also see Jason Roberts moving in the other direction.